$2,250,000 • 195.9 acres
Deep Creek Ranch is located less than 5 miles from the town of Mancos with sweeping, unobstructed views of the La Plata Mountains to the east, Mesa Verde National Park to the south, and Sleeping Ute Mountain to the southwest. No Covenants and No HOA. The sustainable and isolated, yet not remote, 196 acre property consists of 3 parcels with dead-end access at the end of a well maintained county road. Its’ scenic setting and diverse topography consisting of irrigated hayfields, Deep Creek Canyon with multiple creeks, and panoramic mountain views make it one of the prettiest ranches in all of Southwestern Colorado. It offers a combination of natural beauty, an excellent location with year-round access, a ridiculous amount of wildlife, agricultural productivity, one of the most sophisticated and efficient irrigation systems in the entire state, and it's only 35 minutes to downtown Durango. The ranch has 7 shares of Bauer Reservoir Irrigation (totaling 105 acre feet), plus an additional45 acre feet of project water from Jackson Reservoir. In addition to the domestic water tap through Mancos Rural Water District, there are also2 permitted water wells. There is a paid additional Mancos Rural water tap for the buyer that desires to build another home on the ranch. The 4ponds provide excellent waterfowl habitat and provide water for the big game animals that frequent the ranch. The 69 big guns provide gravity fed irrigation (no pumping bills) and can be operated wirelessly by blue tooth. These 69 irrigation guns have enough pressure they do not rely upon electricity from the grid. To ensure this ranch maintains to be a wildlife sanctuary for future generations, Montezuma Land Conservancy holds a Conservation Easement on the ranch. Additional building envelopes are in place for the buyer looking to expand the improvements.Improvements consist of 3,000+ sq ft custom 3 bedroom home with one level living, a 1200 sq ft 3 bedroom guest home, a 750 sq ft studio, a 2,000 sq ft workshop with concrete floor and 220 electricity, a 2,200 sq ft barn with water, electricity and office, a 1,500 sq ft barn with water, electricity, and tack room, a 2,300 sq ft hay barn, a 1,200 sq ft loafing shed with frost free hydrants and automatic livestock waterers, a 250 sq ft3 season greenhouse, a 768 sq ft high tunnel, and an additional 650 sq ft garage. The main home was remodeled in 2018 with all new windows, new garage, new tile, creation of library upstairs, and new deck. This beautiful ranch is located at 7000' elevation with excellent southern exposure. Annual taxes are only $4,758.68.